1701 Fredericks Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
A Blended Service
Sunday School/Adult Education Hour:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday through Friday
Happenings around Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church
Confirmation Class Sunday, Mar 10 at 11:00 a.m.
Love to Learn Classroom
This Sunday we will be studying Confession and Forgiveness. What does I John 1:8-9 tell us about sin and forgiveness? What does Martin Luther say? Bring your Colaborate Guide and Lutheran Handbook to find out how we receive as well as give forgiveness.
Book Club Sunday, Mar 10, 6:00 PM
Karen Petersen’s Home
Bold Spirit by Linda Hunt is our book for March. It’s the story of Helga Estby, a Norwegian immigrant who dared to cross 3500 miles of the American continent, on foot, to win a $10,000 wager. Copies are available in the church office.
LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS
Come join us for our annual Lenten Soup Suppers hosted by various church groups each week during Lent:
March 13 – Church Council March 20 – Men’s Breakfast March 27 – Norm’s Team & Community Building Team April 3 – Congregation (Sign-up) April 10 – Children and Teen (CAT) Ministries
A sign-up sheet is available in the narthex for the congregation to bring soup, bread, milk, or juice on April 3. Bowls and utensils are supplied – or bring you favorite soup mug from home – and enjoy homemade soup and fellowship.
LENTEN STUDY SERIES Sundays, 11:00 am in Quist Hall
This is week one of our Lenten series using the devotion book, Lasting Hope, with a discussion of Psalm 51.
Next week, Pastor Richard will continue the series with a discussion of the history and meaning of the Psalms.
Devotion books are available in the narthex for $3.00 & $5.00.
LENTEN WORSHIP SERIES Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Beginning March 13
We will gather under the theme “Sense-Making Faith.” Each week we will explore how our senses are connected to our experience and faith in God.
March 13: Sight: Luke 18:35-43 March 20: Smell: John 12: 1-7 March 27: Taste: Mark 14:12-25 April 3: Hearing: Mark 7:31-37 April 10: Touch: Mark 14:43-50
THE BUS IS COMING! THE BUS IS COMING!
Once again this year we are able to bring a bus full of excited, a bit anxious, but happy children from Riverside, CA to CMC to visit their dads. This annual event will be on May 18 this year, and for some children this may be the only time they get to see their dads. After their visit at CMC, the children and their chaperones will come to Mt. Carmel for a party and a chance to relax before they get back on the bus to return to Riverside. There will be ice cream sundaes and games, but mainly your friendly faces to greet our guests and make them feel welcome.
There are nine buses full of children coming from all over California. Mt. Carmel, Mountain Brook and Mind Body will be hosting parties for all of them. We have been blessed to support the Riverside bus for the past eight years, and over that time have been able to hear many beautiful stories. We have seen some children not return to Get on the Bus, as their dad has been released and has returned home to the family he has gotten to know through these visits.
This all takes your time and your donations. Get on the Bus Sunday will be on March 17. Your own GOTB volunteers will be available to sign you up to volunteer, to take your donations, and to answer any questions you might have. Please come on March 17. Contact Nancy Priddy at 805-459-9249 with any questions.